LG Optimus F3Q is T-Mobile’s upcoming QWERTY slider
There has been a time when smartphones with sliding QWERTY keyboards were very popular (even an iPhone with QWERTY keyboard was in the rumors at some point). But not anymore. Touchscreen-only is what most of today’s smartphones are all about. And yet LG and T-Mobile USA believe that there’s still a market for QWERTY sliders. And they might be right.
Meet the LG Optimus F3Q, an upcoming T-Mobile smartphone that features a nice five-row sliding QWERTY keyboard. The handset has been revealed by EVleaks, sadly without any additional details. However, we can see that it runs Android Jelly Bean and supports 4G LTE.
Judging by its name, the Optimus F3Q should be closely related to the LG Optimus F3. If this assumption is correct, it probably features a WVGA display, 1GB of RAM, and a dual-core processor. So nothing too fancy, which means that it’s going to be affordable (T-Mobile is currently selling the Optimus F3 for $179.99, off-contract). We’ll let you know when the fourth largest US carrier decides to announce the new smartphone. It will probably happen soon.
Verizon may also introduce a new sliding QWERTY smartphone in the near future – the Motorola Droid 5 (which will obviously come as the successor to the Droid 4).